|Posting Title:||INVESTIGATOR (Temporary Job Opening), P4 (Temporary Job Opening)|
|Job Code Title:||INVESTIGATOR|
|Department/Office:||Office of Internal Oversight Services|
|Posting Period:||12 July 2023 - 25 July 2023|
|Job Opening Number:||23-Investigation-OIOS-209013-J-Entebbe (R)|
These temporary positions are located in the
Investigations Division (ID) of the Office of Internal Oversight
Services (OIOS) in Entebbe (The Republic of Uganda). The investigators
will report to the Chief of Section in Entebbe. The Investigators will
be required to travel to remote locations, at times for extended
periods, to manage and conduct investigations.
OIOS is the internal oversight body of the United Nations and assists the Secretary-General in fulfilling his oversight responsibilities in respect of the resources and staff of the Organization through the provision of audit, investigation, and inspection and evaluation services.
ID/OIOS investigates reports of possible violations of rules, regulations, mismanagement, misconduct, waste of resources and abuse of authority.
Under delegated authorities, the Investigators will be responsible for the following duties:
• Plan, organize, conduct, and manage investigations of alleged misconduct, malfeasance, mismanagement, fraud, corruption, waste of resources, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), sexual harassment, and violations of United Nations Regulations and Rules.
• Lead and supervise teams of investigators and coordinate the investigative activities of team members; define the parameters and timetable of investigations.
• Decide on the investigative tools to be employed; gather evidence; prepare testimony for tribunals; obtain and review pertinent documentation.
• Conduct interviews and take statements; analyze facts, determine findings, and formulate recommended corrective measures and related disciplinary and jurisdictional actions; draft investigation reports and communications.
• Collaborate with other investigators and staff members to achieve Organizational goals, in accordance with ID/OIOS standard operating procedures and in compliance with Organizational Regulations and Rules; manage financial resources and logistics of the unit.
• Collect and analyze data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables, and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation, and reporting.
• Perform other duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches
relevant to criminal and administrative investigations. Knowledge of
various research methodologies and sources, including electronic sources
on the Internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to identify and
analyse problems/issues and participate in their resolution. Proven
ability to gather evidence and interview suspects and witnesses. Shows
pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence
and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting
commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by
professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when
faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful
situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of
work. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of
decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
• TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve Organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
• LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
• MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish tasks and matches tasks to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.
Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in law or a relevant field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.
minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in
investigation related work, together with supervisory functions, is
Experience in interviewing subjects and witnesses in the furtherance of investigations is required.
Experience of working on international investigation activities is required.
Experience of working in an international or multilateral public institution is required.
Experience in investigating implementing partners misconduct in relation to procurement and donor fund fraud is desirable.
Experience working in investigations in hardship areas (B - E) as defined by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) https://icsc.un.org/Home/DataMobility is desirable.
Two years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.